NBA player was finalist to star in Hollywood movie “The Blind Side”

March 8, 2010 at 9:00 am by Terez in Main

Thank god that big baby wasn't cast in my movie Terez...

Back in 2007, Glen Davis was a top candidate for the lead role of Michael Oher in “The Blind Side.” (Bullock won Best Actress for her work in the film Sunday night.) The casting seemed like a perfect fit for Davis, a former high school football player who shared a love of athletics and the arts. He performed in improv shows while playing college basketball at Louisiana State University and enjoyed being on stage. So when he was approached to audition for the film at the start of his rookie season with the Celtics, Davis jumped at the opportunity. After submitting his tape, Davis learned he was one of the top three candidates for the role. Because of the NBA schedule, however, he never met with film’s executives. Regardless of the opportunity to act, Davis had priorities. The role ultimately was given to Quinton Aaron and the movie went on to become a blockbuster hit, earning over $200 million in theaters. Davis smiled as he recalled his thoughts after seeing the film. “I wish I was in that movie,” he remembered thinking. “It would’ve been a good experience.” — WEEI

If Big Baby landed the role, Sandy would’ve never gotten the Oscar..Good looking out casting directors. -TO

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